CCI supports the Department of Basic Education with the vaccination roll-out campaign
The Department of Basic Education will, today, begin vaccinating teachers and non-teaching staff in all public and private sector. The DBE sector was allocated 300,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccines that arrived in the country last week. On Friday, 18 June 2021, the acting Minister of Health, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane made the announcement which was followed by a media briefing at the GCIS led by the Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga.
The DBE vaccination roll-out campaign will be implemented over a period of 10 days initially and the sector anticipates to vaccinate an estimated 300,000 members of DBE sector. Toward the end of June, the country expects to receive an additional shipment of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, and some of these doses will be allocated to the DBE sector to enable the sector to complete the remaining teaching and non-teaching staff. At the end of the vaccination programme, over 580,000 teachers and non-teaching staff would have been vaccinated (depending on willingness to take the vaccine).
CCI has developed a communication toolkit to support DBE’s communication assets and these include Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), social media posters, live read script as well as an animated video and is currently working on adding more content to the toolkit. Communication platforms include DBE’s TV and YouTube channels, other social media platforms such as Teacher Whatsapp groups, etc. The content will be translated into the 10 official South African languages and Public Service Announcements will be produced for local and indigenous radio. The content is shared with Trade Unions to ensure alignment in messaging. The toolkit can be accessed on the link below.
For more information, contact:
Mogale Mashiapata | COVID-19 Project Manager | Mogale@ccisa.org.za